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Regional Development Australia

Launch of [In]Sight: Human Capital Index — Bridging the education divide

04 April 2017

The launch of the Regional Australia Institute's [In]Sight: Human Capital Index with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, takes a closer look at the education divide between regional Australia and the big cities.

Building a life-long culture of learning in regional Australia is key to bridging the educational divide and to the economic prosperity of regional Australia.

Tools like the [In]Sight: Human Capital Index will make it easier for policymakers and local community leaders to look at regional education across different life-stages and on a region-by-region basis.

The links below lead to the complete Human Capital Index report and Talking Point, or enable viewing of the visual summary.


[In]Sight: Human Capital Index provides specific data across all regions of Australia, enabling communities to benchmark their performance across nine key life stages of learning and focus their energies accordingly

When reviewing the data for your region, ask yourself these key questions:

  • How does the performance of your region stack up in each of the Human Capital Index key measures?
  • Where are the key strengths and weaknesses?
  • What stages of the lifelong learning cycle do they relate to?
  • Which areas would you focus on first if you could, and why?

Go to the [In]Sight web tool at to explore data for your region.